Resources for Artists

The Web offers many opportunities for artists to learn, socialize and market their creations. Here’s a sampling:

Academy of Art University

Like the city it’s called home since 1929, Academy of Art University has always existed on the vanguard of innovation and creativity. The Academy and San Francisco have grown up together and served as mutual sources of inspiration and talent—take a look back at notable moments in the Academy’s history in San Francisco.

Affordable Colleges Online

Finding online art programs can be tricky business. First, there’s defining “art”: graphic arts, fine arts, liberal arts and performing arts. So many choices and so many things to think about. Second, there’s identifying which schools have online programs in the field, and which programs make the most sense for you. The following page highlights some of today’s top colleges and universities with quality degree programs in multiple arts disciplines, and provides an in-depth guide for anyone looking to learn more about higher education in these diverse fields.


ArtLifting empowers artists living with homelessness or disabilities through the celebration and sale of their artwork. We offer our artists the opportunity to earn their own income through the sale of original paintings, print reproductions, and are products. 


CafePress can imprint artwork on a variety of items: Clothing, gift cards, calendars, etc. Artists earn revenues by collecting a portion of the sale price.


Founded in August 2000, DeviantArt is the largest online social network for artists and art enthusiasts, and a platform for emerging and established artists to exhibit, promote, and share their works with an enthusiastic, art-centric community. We have over 35 million registered members and attract over 65 million unique visitors per month. Our members — knowns as deviants — upload over 160,000 original art works every day, everything from painting and sculpture to digital art, pixel art, films, and anime.

NIAD Art Center

Since 1982, NIAD Art Center’s visual art program has been promoting
meaningful independent living by artists with disabilities—while its
artists create remarkable contemporary art. Located in Richmond,
California we have a unique open studio environment and four galleries.
Stop in and see us, you’ll definitely see something you like.

The Art Institutes

As a leader in online creative arts education, we offer 31 fully online programs in media arts, fashion, design, or culinary, with experienced faculty mentors who can help guide you toward the career you’re passionate about. Take your first step on the path to a career doing what you love, for life.

(This list is provided as a service, and does not constitute an endorsement by CIBHS.)